Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017 Views: 1008
According to the APA it is best to " 'use secondary sources sparingly, for instance, when the original work is out of print, unavailable through usual sources, or not available in English.' When the original work, the speech, is available through a 'usual source,'' sources that can be retrieved through ordinary publishing channels should be cited."
Example of a Quote by One Author Used in the Text of Another Book, Within the Text
Secondary citation within the text:
According to Jones (as cited in Green, 2001), the ….
The document used is cited in the reference list
Green, A. W. (2001). Magnets. Chicago, IL: Ink Press.
- APA guide (Shapiro Library)
- "How do you cite a source that you found in another source?" APA Style Blog (APA)
For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing secondary sources in APA Style.
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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a secondary source in your class assignments and projects.
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